Opinion

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 01:22 PM

Editorial: Parkway distilleries appear imminent

Since the launch of Ole Smoky Distillery in 2010 in Gatlinburg, there's been a explosion of growth in the business of making spirits across Sevier County.


Nov. 18, 2014 @ 02:32 PM

Editorial: Haslam should hear educators out on new commissioner

There was an almost audible roar of rejoicing voices in Tennessee public schools last week with the resignation of Kevin Huffman as the state's education commissioner.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 04:56 PM

Editorial: Manufacturing means more career opportunities

The announcement last week of a new auto parts production facility — the first development in the new Sevier County I-40 Industrial Park — could be a sign of good things to come for our area.

 


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 06:35 PM

Letter: Can our country continue on its present path?

I’m a Vietnam veteran in my 60s. My life is almost over. After voting today (Nov. 4) in the mid-term elections, I walked out wondering how much longer our country can go on the way things are.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 03:02 PM

Editorial: Economic development headed in the right direction statewide

Gov. Bill Haslam announced the departure of Bill Hagerty as Tennessee's commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development on Wednesday.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

Letter: Most recent election rewards bad congressional behavior

Generally speaking elections bring about new ideas and direction, but not always.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

Ask the Doc: Your data doctor will see you now

I went back in time at my grandfather's farm my last visit there. I discovered over 20 large boxes of medical records from the 1950s to 1970s stored in the loft of the barn detailing the medical history of hundreds, if not thousands, of patients in his small town.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 11:44 AM

Editorial: Winterfest has been a boon to Sevier County economy

All of us Sevier County residents, natives and transplants alike, have heard tales of the competitiveness between our cities in years past.


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Letter: Better fire service needed for county

The recent announcement between the Pigeon Forge Fire Department and the Sevierville Fire Department about a plan to work together, made me think about being a resident outside of the city limits.


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 05:43 PM

Letter: Reader thanks school for veterans program

Once again the Sevier County High School Veterans Tribute was wonderful!


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

Editorial: Veterans deserve our best, year-round

As we celebrate America's veterans today with the usual pomp, circumstance and fanfare, we should strive to support those same veterans beyond the one day per calendar year marked in their honor.


Nov. 09, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Jason Davis: Somebody pinch me, Luke and Leia return next year

On Thursday, something happened in Hollywood that awoke my inner child.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

There were a number of local veterans in the obituaries this week. Servicemen who were on duty in Korea, and in World War II.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Editorial: Officer's arrest raises questions

The Wednesday afternoon arrest of a Pigeon Forge police officer by federal authorities may have been surprising, but there’s something else about the incident that’s left almost everyone scratching their heads.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 07:18 PM

Letter: Red Cross helped during weather emergency

Due to severe cold weather, snow and power outages for thousands in higher elevations, the Sevier County Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team set up a shelter to assist affected citizens Nov. 1 at the Pigeon Forge Community Center.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 07:18 PM

Letter: State birding park needs more signage

I read the article in the Mountain Press on Sunday, Nov. 2, regarding hikers getting lost in Laurel Run Park in Hawkins County due to lack of trail markers.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 07:16 PM

Michael Collins: A tale of a boy, his dogs and progress

For me, growing up in the country meant there was always a memory being created.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 04:34 PM

Editorial: Relatively quiet week leading up to election is strange

In the Mountain Press office this week, several remarks were made about how calm Sevier County seemed in the week leading up to an election with measures relating to abortion, alcohol and a state income tax on the ballot.



Nov. 03, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Letter: Another reader voices feelings on Amendment 1

Educated people know and understand that every abortion kills an innocent human being and that every human being is a person.


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 05:49 PM

Letter: Potential visitor has bad experience

I used to love traveling to Tennessee. In fact, my husband and I took our honeymoon in your great county several years ago. We’ve also rented cabins with friends to enjoy a weekend away.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Letter: It's time for a debate about Obama's policies

Positive, constructive debate has been the backbone of our country since the founding of our great nation.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 06:10 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

With the release of our annual Readers’ Choice poll on Thursday, many of the hardest-working people, businesses and attractions received recognition they’ve earned through years of service to Sevier County.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

Editorial: Halloween should be fun, but put safety first

Every year around the last week of October, The Mountain Press receives a slew of press releases about keeping kids safe on Halloween.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 04:01 PM

Editorial: Don't give up on Butch Jones, Vols

Rumors circulating about the University of Michigan being interested in the Volunteers' Butch Jones, a Saugatuck, Mich., native, as a possible replacement for Brady Hoke — who's still coaching the Wolverines — are premature.